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Music From The Mailbag – Sarah Howe

Sarah Howe
Sarah Howe

Not from the mailbag, more like music from social media.  Sarah Howe is an artist out of Germany (originally from the UK)that I ran into on Google+.  Interesting jazz group with a very nice sound.  Not much on-line showing their stuff, but I did find this tune on YouTube.


As I noted, very nicely done.  Sarah has taken a route that a lot of musicians take these days.  Study in London, move to Germany.  London University is a great fine arts school, and the German music scene is vibrant, forgiving and eclectic.  Great singer and songwriter who plays a mean piano.  Check out the links below and maybe pick up a song or two for those days (or nights) you crave some smooth jazz.

Sarah Howe & Band Home

Sarah Howe & Band at iTunes


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Frank Turner – New Music

Frank Turner at an XFM radio session in London.
Frank Turner

With the success of Mumford and Sons, and folk in general, when I run across an English folk musician, I give it a thorough listen.  Frank Turner is an English folk singer and songwriter, with some undertones of punk and alternative.  He was the singer in a hardcore punk band called “Million Dead”. He embarked on a solo career when the band split up in 2005.   Since the break up, he has recorded 4 EP’s and 4 albums.  His most recent album is called “England, Keep My Bones” which was released in June of 2011.  The cut I have added here is “If I Ever Stray”, his most recent single release off the album (August 29, 2011).   A very enjoyable video.

Frank Turner Discography and other stuff can be found here.


New Canadian Music – Library Voices

Library Voices
Library Voices

Regina band “Library Voices” released their new album on August 23. (Available on iTunes). The album is titled “Summer Lust”, which is what people in Western Canada definitely do for summer. The attached video is their first single released from the album “Generation Handclap”. The band hails from Regina, Saskatchewan and are following up a successful album “Denim on Denim” from 2010. If you like the video, and are interested in hearing more from this band, hit the link*. It will take you to CBC3 and has most of their songs.

Their upcoming tour dates:

date city venue tix
Sep 16 Saskatoon, SK Amigos Cantina
Sep 17 Edmonton, AB Pawn Shop
Sep 19 Jasper, AB Horseshoe Club
Sep 20 Kelowna, BC The Habitat
Sep 22 Vancouver, BC Biltmore Cabaret (Presented by The Peak 100.5FM)
Sep 23 Victoria, BC Rifflandia Festival
Sep 24 Victoria, BC Rifflandia Festival
Sep 25 Robert’s Creek, BC The Gumboot
Sep 27 Penticton, BC The Barking Parrot
Sep 28 Nelson, BC Spirit Bar
Sep 29 Canmore, AB Canmore Hotel
Sep 30 Calgary, AB The Gateway (Presented by X92.9FM)
Oct 01 Regina, SK The Exchange
Oct 04 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
Oct 07 Brooklyn, NY Spike Hill
Oct 13 Hamilton, ON Casbah
Oct 14 Kingston, ON Mansion
Oct 15 Wakefield, ON Black Sheep Inn
Oct 18 Charlottetown, PEI Baba’s
Oct 19 Moncton, NB Plan B
Oct 20 Fredericton, NB Capital
Oct 21 Halifax, NS Halifax Pop Explosion – Seahorse Tavern
Oct 25 Quebec City, PQ Le Cercle
Oct 26 Montreal, PQ Casa De Popolo
Oct 27 Peterborough, ON Trash
Oct 28 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern
Oct 29 Guelph, ON E Bar
Oct 30 Windsor, ON Phog Lounge